THE ROLE OF EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION IN THE MANAGEMENT AND RESOLUTION OF INDUSTRIAL CRISES
EFFECT OF INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIAL ON TEACHING SOCIAL STUDIES EDUCATION
April 26, 2018
THE ROLE OF EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION IN THE MANAGEMENT AND RESOLUTION OF INDUSTRIAL CRISES
EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION AS A TOOL FOR DETERMINING EMPLOYEE JOB PERFORMANCE
April 26, 2018
Show all

THE IMAPCT OF BUSINESS STRESS ON THE PERFORMANCE OF SMALL SCALE ENTERPRISES (SMEs) IN NIGERIA

 3,000

Contact Us

    08165312322, 08119982823
    08165312322

RESEARCH INFORMATION

: THE IMAPCT OF BUSINESS STRESS ON THE PERFORMANCE OF SMALL SCALE ENTERPRISES (SMEs) IN NIGERIA
: Chapter 1 – 5
: #3, 000
: Ms Word format

This study, THE IMAPCT OF BUSINESS STRESS ON THE PERFORMANCE OF SMALL SCALE ENTERPRISES (SMEs) IN NIGERIA contains concise information that will serve as a framework or guide for your project work. The project study is well-researched for academic purposes and are usually provided in complete chapters with adequate References.

Keywords: THE IMAPCT OF BUSINESS STRESS ON THE PERFORMANCE OF SMALL SCALE ENTERPRISES (SMEs) IN NIGERIA

RESEARCH BODY

TABLE OF CONTENTS

CHAPTER ONE

1.0     INTRODUCTION

1.1     BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY

1.2     STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM

1.3     OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY

1.4     RESEARCH QUESTIONS

1.5     SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY

1.6     SCOPE OF THE STUDY

1.7     LIMITATION OF THE STUDY

1.8     DEFINITION OF TERMS

CHAPTER TWO

2.0     LITERATURE REVIEW

2.1     CONCEPTUAL CLARIFICATION

2.1.1  CONCEPT OF BUSINESS STRESS

2.1.2  CONCEPT OF SMALL AND MEDIUM SCALE ENTERPRISES IN NIGERIA

2.1.3  CHARACTERISTICS OF SMES IN NIGERIA

2.1.4  CONTRIBUTIONS OF SMALL AND MEDIUM SCALE ENTERPRISES TO THE NIGERIAN ECONOMY

2.1.5  CHALLENGES OF THE SMES

2.1.6  PROSPECTS OF SMALL AND MEDIUM SCALE ENTERPRISE IN NIGERIA

2.2     THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK

2.3     EMPIRICAL REVIEW

2.4     SUMMARY OF LITERATURE REVIEW

CHAPTER THREE

3.0     RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

3.1     RESEARCH DESIGN

3.2     AREA OF STUDY

3.3     POPULATION OF THE STUDY

3.4     RESEARCH SAMPLE AND SAMPLING TECHNIQUE

3.5     INSTRUMENT FOR DATA COLLECTION

3.6     VALIDITY OF THE INSTRUMENT

3.7     METHOD OF DATA COLLECTION

3.8     METHOD OF DATA ANALYSIS

CHAPTER FOUR

4.0     DATA ANALYSIS AND PRESENTATION

CHAPTER FIVE

5.0     SUMMARY OF FINDINGS, CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATION

5.1     SUMMARY

5.2     CONCLUSION

5.3     RECOMMENDATIONS

5.4     LIMITATION

5.5     SUGGESTION FOR FUTHER STUDY

REFRENCE

APPENDIX

CHAPTER ONE

  • INTRODUCTION

1.1              BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY

In Africa, the SMEs sector accounts for almost ninety percent of all the enterprises or firms, located in both the rural and urban areas, whereby there provide more equitable distributions of income in all spheres of the countries. Nigeria, been the focus continent of discussion, SMEs account for about 70% of industrial employment (Adebusuyi, 1997). Odeyemi (2003) describes Nigeria SMEs as a very heterogeneous group of businesses that operate in different sectors of the economy. This means that the SMEs are the major source of providing business opportunities to the people, and also stimulate the development of the countries by promoting business skills and entrepreneurship amongst communities and strengthening the local or domestic production sector as well as the industrial base. Therefore, SMEs in Africa have been recognized to be an essential engine for obtaining national development goals, which include economic growth and poverty alleviation (Mokaddem, 2006). Despite such, SMEs in Nigeria have not been performing creditably well and hence have not played or shows the expected role in the economic growth and development of the nation. The issue has been of high concern to the government, citizenry, practitioners, operators, and the organized private sector groups. Governments at Federal, State and even local levels through budgetary allocations, pronouncements and policies have signified interest and acknowledgement of the important roles of the SMEs sector of the economy and hence made policies for energizing the sector. There have also been supports and aids from fiscal incentives, grants, bilateral and multilateral agencies as well as specialized institutions, which are all geared towards making the SMEs sector vibrant, and also it is a great concern to all, and sundry to promote development and performance of SMEs. With this, it has been a great concern for all the fact that the vital sector has fall shorts of expectations. The situation is more worrying and disturbing when compared with what other developed and developing countries have been able to achieve with their SMEs sectors, and it has been shown that there are high correlation and relationship between the degree of poverty, hunger, unemployment, economic well-being of the citizens of the countries and the degree of vibrancy of the respective SMEs (Onugu, 2005). It is now time to do something surgical to the situation of the SMEs in order to achieve performance, given the aggravating level of poverty in Nigeria and the need to meet up with the MDGs. One of the major drawbacks in Nigeria’s quest for industrial growth and development over the past years has been the absence of a vibrant, strong and performing SMEs sector. Given a population of well over one hundred and twenty million people, rich variety of mineral deposits, vast productive and arable land, and also enormous human and other natural resources, Nigeria should have been a haven for SMEs with maximum returns, as it also has the location advantage as a marketing hub for the West and even East African Countries (Onugu, 2005). A number of facts have been adduced as to why the expectations of SMEs have not been achieved. These clearly shows that the performance of SMEs in Nigeria has not been favorable over the years now. First and foremost, the little progress that was made by the entrepreneurial efforts of the first generation of indigenous industrialists were almost wiped out by the massive traumatic devaluation, dislocation and indeed devastation, that develop as a result of the Structural Adjustment Program (SAP) (Onugu, 2005). Onugu (2005) stressed that the policies and good intentions of SAP were based on the neo-classical theory of efficiency, perfect and competitive markets whose assumptions were unfortunately not harmonized with the prevailing constraints, circumstances and operating environment of SMEs in a developing economy like that of Nigeria. The SAP era represents the anti-climax of flourishing, and thriving period for SMEs in Nigeria over the past decade and the economy of the country has been declining with no appreciable real growth. People gradually moved out of the farms into urban areas due to lack of agricultural incentives, and also even in the towns and cities, infrastructure continued to deteriorate, the roads were in bad conditions, water supply was irregular, power outage was a regular phenomenon or issue, and even for people who could afford to make use of electricity-generating sets, petroleum products to power them might not be available as needed. Political instability negatively affected the performance of primary institutions responsible for policy enunciation, monitoring and implementation that result in distortions in the macroeconomic structure and its attendant of low productivity. These and other problems constitute drawbacks to the performance of SMEs, which to all intents and purposes provide the critical building blocks for sustainable industrialization and economic growth. Effectively. Since we live in an environment dominated by different stimulus and motivations (physical, moral and psychological), which in turn have an impact on the individual, not only at home but also surpassed to work environment, these stresses make individual lives in a state of anxiety, tension and emotion which affects the duties, functions, and relationship with workers in the organization and even on his health and safety (Revati, 2012; Soran et al., 2014). Many researchers confirmed increased interest of researchers in the field of organizational behavior in studying factors affecting business performance (ShockleyZalabak, Ellis, & Winograd, 2000), such as business stress, which made the organization strives to remove or neutralize the factors causing business stress among individuals in order to improve business performance, many studies have addressed the subject of business stress and performance and the relationship between them in many sectors of society (Husain, 2013; Alnaqib, 2012; Dar et al.,. 2011; Setar et al., 2015) while others focused on the impact of stress on performance in the educational sector (Ali et al., 2014; Kholifat & Almatarneh, 2010; Vazi et al., 2013; Hanif, 2004). Teachers are the foundation stone in developing and advancing the construction of any society and they aspire to respect and appreciation, and aspire for working in right atmosphere that enables them to perform educational services well. Generally teachers can not complete their educational duties appropriately, if adequate circumstances does not exist, matter which requires identifying stress of work to which they are exposed and work to overcome them, which prevents frustration or poor performance experienced by teachers and address the problems that are an obstacle offering this noble service, because high levels of business stress among teachers may affect the goodness of the graduates quality, researches and publications they did.

1.2     STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM

Onugu (2005) posits that the performance of SMEs in Nigeria has been slow and in some cases even collapsed due to a number of challenges confronting this important sub-sector of the Nigerian economy. Some of the obstacles highlighted in the body of literature as being responsible for the problems include: deplorable infrastructural facilities; inadequate managerial and entrepreneurial skills; financing challenges; limited demand for their products and services; limited capacity for research and development as well as innovation; insufficient technology system; burden of multiple taxes charge; lack of business plan or good business plan; recruitment of incompetent employees; absence of motivation to staff; choosing of wrong business location; lack of transparency arising from government regulations and regulatory bodies; as well as lack of interest and focus on the side of government in addressing the specific factors responsible for the abysmal performance of the sub-sector. On the other hand, Oluboba (2011) argue that the issues faced by SMEs can never be overemphasized and it is as a result of poor access to funds, management practices, low equity participation from stakeholders, inadequate infrastructural facilities, societal and attitudinal problems, shortage of skilled manpower, multiplicity of regulating agencies, little access to markets and lack of access to information. Onugu (2005) argues that despite the incentives, programs, policies and support aimed at revamping the SMEs, they have performed rather below expectation in Nigeria. Different people, organizations, and operators have advanced. Various reasons to consider why SMEs has not been able or in the capacity to live up to their billing. While an average operator would always hinge their failure to lack of access to finance, some think otherwise arguing that difficulty in accessing global market, inappropriate management skills, lack of entrepreneurial skills and know-how, inadequate infrastructure, and the rest are mainly responsible. Finance is usually considered as the main obstacle of SMEs. While this may be true empirical evidence have shown that fund/finance contributes only about twenty-five percent to the success of SMEs, which sounds insignificant. Thus, the creation of other appropriate support systems and enabling environment are indispensable for the success of SMEs in Nigeria (Ekwem, 2011), all this contributed together gave birth to business stress on entrepreneur, and this however arose the interest of the researcher to investigate the effect of business stress on the performance of small scale enterprises.

1.3     OBJECTIVE OF THE STUDY

The main objectives of this study is to find out the impact of business stress on the performance of small scale enterprises, specifically the study intends to:

  1. Find out the factors that affects the performance of SMEs
  2. Investigate the challenges facing SMEs in Nigeria
  3. Find out the effect of business stress on the performance of SMEs in Nigeria
  4. Proffer solution to the challenges facing SMEs in Nigeria.

1.4     RESEARCH QUESTION

The following research questions were formulated by the researcher to guide this study:

  1. What are the factors that affects the performance of SMEs?
  2. What are the challenges facing SMEs in Nigeria?
  3. What effect does business stress has on the performance of SMEs in Nigeria?
  4. What solution can be proffered to the challenges facing SMEs in Nigeria?

1.5     RESEARCH HYPOTHESIS

Ho: there is no significant effect of business stress on the performance of SMEs in Nigeria

Hi: there is a significant effect of business stress on the performance of SMEs in Nigeria

Keywords: THE IMAPCT OF BUSINESS STRESS ON THE PERFORMANCE OF SMALL SCALE ENTERPRISES (SMEs) IN NIGERIA



NOTE: INSTANT DOWNLOAD SERVICE

Have you made payment for this project? If YES, Get a Download Code by contacting our Customer Care.

If NO, Place an Order Now.

For further enquiries, call our Hotlines: (+234) 0816-531-2322, 0811-998-2823


HIRE A WRITER | BROWSE OTHER PROJECTS | HOW TO PAY FOR PROJECT

Keywords: THE IMAPCT OF BUSINESS STRESS ON THE PERFORMANCE OF SMALL SCALE ENTERPRISES (SMEs) IN NIGERIA

Got something to discuss?


 

HOW DO I MAKE PAYMENT FOR THIS PROJECT





Not the topic you are looking for ? Search here


DISCLAIMER: myproject.com.ng focus on attracting students and researchers to materials that can be used as guide, framework, and reference for their project work. All contents/materials on this website are for research purposes only and for no reason should you copy verbatim. This platform is not encouraging any form of plagiarism, neither are we advocating the use of the project materials for cheating. We strictly recommend that research project topics and materials ordered for should serve as a guide or framework only. The contents therein should be used to generate fresh ideas for your own research. Finally, myproject.com.ng will not be liable for any material used inappropriately.